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How the 2016 Code of Standard Practice Makes Delegated Connection Design Safe and Workable for Everyone [CN6]

The 2016 edition of the publication ANSI/AISC 303-16 Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges is now available for those that are involved in the design, purchase, fabrication and erection of structural steel. This new document, available for download on the AISC website, supersedes the April 14, 2010 edition (ANSI/AISC 303-10). In order to address common practice in the industry, the Code Committee has expanded Option 3 into two subsidiary Options 3A and 3B. Option 3A covers the situation where member reinforcement at connections is designed and detailed by the engineer of record on the structural design documents. Option 3B covers the situation where the intent is for the engineer of record to clearly define bidding quantities and project specific details for member reinforcement at connections, while delegating the final member reinforcement and connection design responsibility to the licensed engineer in charge of connection design. This presentation will define and clarify the rules of engagement for connection design responsibility reflecting industry standards that are safe and workable for all parties.
  • Date: 3/22/2017 - 3/24/2017
  • PDH Credits: 0


Larry Griffis, PE

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